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The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters. 2005 - MacMillan. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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Title The Devil's Feather
Author Minette Walters
Publisher MacMillan
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2005
ISBN 1405050985
Cover Price 17.99
No. Pages 357
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.62

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £17.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.

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Minette Walters

Minette Walters lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. She has worked as a magazine editor but is now a full-time writer. With her debut, The Ice House, she won the Crime Writers association John creasey Award for the best first crime novel of 1992. rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most exciting crime novelists writing today, her second novel, The Sculptress, was aclaimed by critics as one of the most compelling and powerful novels of the year and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best crime novel published in america in 1993. In 1994 Minette Walters achieved a unique triple when The Scolds Bridle was awarded the CWA Gold dagger for best crime novel of the year. Her following novels, The Dark Room, The Echo, The Breaker, The shape of snakes and Acis Row were also published to further critical acclaim throughout the world. Her first five novels have been adopted for BBC Television with huge success. The first, The Sculptress, which was shown in 1996 and starred Pauline Quirke, proved the most successful television drama of recent years.

Synopsis of this title

With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries?

When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns questions the arrest of three rebel soldiers for the crimes. No one listens. In the wake of a vicious civil war that saw hundreds of thousands killed and displaced, the rape and murder of women is of little consequence. And who cares if child soldiers are beaten into a confession?

With little to go on, except her witnessing of a savage attack on a prostitute, Connie believes that a foreigner is responsible. A man who claims to have been in the SAS and works as a bodyguard to a Lebanese diamond trader. She remembers him from Kinshasa when he was a mercenary for Laurent Kabila's regime, and she suspects he uses the chaos of war to act out sadistic fantasies against women.

Two years later in Iraq, the consequences of her second attempt to expose him are devastating. Terrified, degraded and destroyed, she goes into hiding in England and tries to rebuild the person she was before being subjected to three days of conditioning in a Baghdad cellar.

In the process, she strikes up a friendship with Jess Derbyshire, a loner whose reclusive nature has alienated her from the rest of the Dorset community where she lives. Seeing parallels between herself and Jess, Connie borrows from the other woman's strength and makes the hazardous decision to attempt a third unmasking of a serial killer…

Reviews of this title


'Walters has succeeded in uniting the traditional crime narrative with a distressing and effective account of the private cruelties that can flourish amid general mayhem…she takes the genre to a deeper level." -- The Independent

'Topical and disturbing." -Books Quarterly

'Thoughtful and accomplished thriller." --Daily Telegraph

'Skilful plotting…it’s hard not to empathise with [Connie Burns] as the tension builds to a gripping climax." --The Sunday Telegraph

'A new novel by crime writer par excellence…[a] tense psychological thriller.';-Red, Book of the Month

'A multi-layered novel with sharply-drawn characters both good and evil and a wonderfully ambiguous twist in the tail."  Birmingham Post

'This is certainly another page-turner that will be accompanying many people as the nights draw in."  CrimeSquad.com

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